The information on this page concerns exchange and visiting students only. If you are a new degree student, you will information on your orientation here.

The Faculty of Arts welcomes almost 200 exchange and visiting students each year. Most of the exchange students are Erasmus or Nordplus students from other European universities. Furthermore, students from all around the world arrive through the University’s bilateral exchange programmes. You can read about experiences of few of our previous exchange students.

If you are a degree student from a foreign university, you can find more information below about the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Arts as a student exchange destination.

Degree students at the Faculty of Arts can engage in internationalisation in many ways at both foreign universities and their home university. If they have not completed an international student exchange during their Bachelor’s studies, they are recommended to do so during their Master’s studies. During the exchange, students complete part of the studies included in their degree at a foreign university. A well-planned and well-timed student exchange offers the opportunity to make the degree more diverse and to discover new perspectives on one’s studies. Students usually make their exchange visit during their Bachelor’s studies but may include it in their Master’s degree as well. Students can obtain an exchange place either through an exchange programme or independently. All exchange programmes include a scholarship or a grant whose amount depends on the programme, the duration of the exchange visit and the target country. Those who have obtained an exchange place independently can apply for a travel grant. It is also possible to complete the practical training included in a Master’s degree abroad.

Internationalisation is possible at the University of Helsinki as well. For instance, students serve as peer tutors for exchange students at the University. The Faculty of Arts has numerous teaching and research staff who have an international background and thus bring an international perspective to studies. Degree students at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Arts can find more information about internationalisation on Flamma.